Next week in Richmond: Your guide to events in the city


Every week Radio Free Richmond highlights events in the city. Here is what's happening from May 1st through the 7th.

Check out our events calendar for more happenings in the city, and email [email protected] to share your event!


Reed Fromer at The Baltic
What: Reed Fromer Band performs at The Baltic
When: Friday, May 1st, at 9:30 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place, Point Richmond
Why: Reed Fromer Band is back for their standing set, every first Friday of the month. Come out for some R&B and funk.
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Sneaker Con 2015
What: The premier convention solely dedicated to stylish sneakers of all varieties 
When: Saturday, May 2nd, from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
Why: As niche as it is varied, Sneaker Con highlights new trends in sneakers from around the world.
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1st Saturday: See & Make Art Tour
What: A guided tour of the Richmond Art Center galleries and a hands-on art making event
When: Saturday, May 2nd, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: A leisurely stroll through art galleries is the perfect inspiration to make some art of your own, and that's exactly what this event offers. Come out to see local artists' work, and then join their ranks.
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22nd Annual Senior Night Out
What: A night for Richmond seniors to get together and have a good time
When: Saturday, May 2nd, at 6:30 pm
Where: 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: For seniors, by seniors, this social mixer will include live music and entertainment.
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Boxing Memories
What: A workshop at the Richmond Art Center to create memory boxes
When: Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
Why: Inspired by Mildred Howard’s recent exhibition, this workshop opens the opportunity to reflect on objects of memory.
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Cinco de Mayo Festival
What: The 23rd Street Merchants’ Association annual Cinco De Mayo festival!
When: Sunday, May 3rd, from 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: 23rd Street between Clinton and Rheem Richmond
Why: This annual festival is one of the biggest in the Bay Area. Come out to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
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My Brothers Keeper Action Summit
What: A planning event for the local My Brothers Keeper initiative 
When: Monday, May 4th, from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Why: The My Brothers Keeper initiative is an effort to keep young men of color on pathways to success. Come out to help organize the Richmond chapter.
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Grand Re-Opening: Richmond Main Street Farmers' Market
What: The season opening of the Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market
When: Wednesday, May 6th, from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 13th Street and Nevin Avenue, Richmond
Why: The Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market has some of the best produce in the city. Their season opener will feature fresh fruits and veggies from local farmers as well as a new initiative to make this food more accessible to low-income households.
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Karaoke at The Baltic
The weekly karaoke event at the Point Richmond Pub
When: Thursday, May 7th, from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: The Baltic, 135 Park Place Boulevard, Point Richmond
Why: When else but during a karaoke night can you belt out whatever strange song you may love in front of a room of curious onlookers and it be totally acceptable?
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